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Fitness in the Forest.

The benefits of fresh air and exercise are well documented so get fit and active in the beautiful surroundings of Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum.

Walk, jog, run, no run to Parkrun (5k timed runs on Saturdays), for those wanting to make a start or improve their running.

Cardiovascular training, resistance training, strength and endurance programmes. Suspension training and interval training programmes all in the great outdoors.

From basic health and fitness starter programmes, to people wishing to get back in shape or those who simply want to improve their fitness.

Taster sessions available, flexible timetables to suit.

Tim Playfoot. REPs Qualified Fitness Instructor.
Outdoor Fitness Specialist.

About Tim

Tim Playfoot, owner of Timtrainer is a REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) qualified Fitness Instructor based primarily at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest but also in surrounding areas.

He is also an Outdoor Fitness Specialist, UKA Run Leader/Coach and a Registered Guide Runner with an extensive coaching and sporting background. He is Forestry England approved to conduct fitness sessions within the Bedgebury Forest site. He can offer group or individual 1-1 fitness sessions. Doubles sessions, for those who feel happier with a friend for company, and run/fit sessions which are a combination of running and fitness work. He has successfully taught beginners to run through the ‘No Run to Parkrun’ courses and now has groups that range from 5-10k runners and then on to prospective marathon and half-marathon runners. His fitness work includes the use of bodyweight suspension training, free weights, (kettlebells, dumbbells, resistance bands and weight bags) and he also holds Walled Garden Workout sessions which are a mix of running and Bootcamp fitness.

My sessions are open to anyone regardless of age and ability and I am currently working with people from the ages of 21 to 71.

All sessions are held outdoors in the beautiful setting of Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest and are designed to gain the well-publicised benefits of fresh air and exercise of which Tim is a firm believer.


Green space has been linked to having a positive impact on mental health. Excercising while connecting with others in the great outdoors can feel very motivating.

Outdoor Fitness Magazine

Regular physical activity makes you look and feel better. You’ll also fight the ageing process, go through your days in happier spirits, and reduce your chance of developing ailments like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even cancer.

Martin Gibala, PhD

Regular running makes people happier and more confident in everyday life, regular running gives you a feeling you have achieved something and a sense of tremendous satisfaction.

Paul Ward. Health I

get in touch

For further information or to discuss any concerns you may have,  you can contact me using the form below. Alternatively email me at or call me 07720 321868. I am always happy to chat.

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